Asase Yaa (pronounced ‘ah-sah-see-yah’, and means ‘mother earth’) “is the earth Goddess of fertility of the Ashanti people of Ghana. She is the wife of Nyame the sky god. She gave birth to two sons, Bea and Tano. However, in their folklore She is also the mother of Anansi the trickster god. Asase Yaa is very powerful, though no temples are dedicated to Her, instead She is worshipped in the fields.”
“Asase Yaa is the Goddess who is recognized as a source of truth; Her followers show Her respect with a day of rest from tilling the soil on Thursdays. In fact, She is a daily part of life for the Guyanese who still practice the old spiritual traditions. Before a farmer begins to till the ground, he must ask for Her permission. Farmers sacrificed roosters to ensure good harvest. She is the old woman of the Earth who is personified as the mother of humanity who supplies Her children with life and embraces them again at death.
The Akan people of West Africa regard Asase Yaa as Mother Earth, the earth goddess of fertility and the upholder of truth. When a member of the Akan tribe wants to prove his credibility, he touches his lips to the soil. Another tradition holds that because Thursday is reserved as Asase Yaa’s day, the Akan generally abstain from tilling the land on that day.
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